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4:15 PM on 05.28.2014

Battlefield 3 is free to download on Origin

Electronic Arts' On the House program for Origin lets users download free games for a limited time and keep them. It is obviously a way to get the service installed on more computers, and it's EA so some people are going to c...

Jordan Devore




8:00 AM on 10.17.2013

Death from above in Battlefield 3 - Challenge Scot

This week's challenge is in Battlefield 3 in which I attempt to run over an enemy player whilst piloting an air vehicle. With so many other players ready to blow me out of the sky combined with my lack of piloting skills, this might be just beyond my grasp! If you've got any ideas for future challenges you'd like me to have a go at, feel free to leave them in the comments!

Jamie McGinn




6:15 PM on 10.03.2013

DICE: 'We should be slapped' for Battlefield 3 unlocks

Remember when Battlefield 3 came out and all everyone was doing was impotently running helicopters into the ground? DICE wasn't happy with the its flying learning curve, according to Battlefield 4 creative director Lars Gust...

Steven Hansen




11:45 AM on 04.26.2013

'Who the f*ck gives a sh*t about f*cking Xbox 360?'

It's an innocuous enough little blog post -- an article on Battlelog aiming to help Xbox 360 users save space on their hard-drives by deleting obsolete Battlefield 3 update files. Fair enough, right? Wrong!  The otherwis...

Jim Sterling




4:30 PM on 03.07.2013

Pterodactyls are invading Battlefield 3's End Game!

DICE really loves dinosaurs. It's no more apparent than with their final downloadable content pack for Battlefield 3, End Game. Users have already found a number of Easter Eggs, such as the pterodactyl that's flying around o...

Hamza CTZ Aziz




11:00 AM on 03.05.2013

Get pumped with the Battlefield 3 End Game launch trailer

End Game, the final downloadable content pack for Battlefield 3, is out today first to those that have Premium membership on the PlayStation 3. There's four new maps, a bunch of new vehicles, new modes, a new weapon, and mor...

Hamza CTZ Aziz




12:00 PM on 03.04.2013

Battlefield 3's End Game DLC starts rolling out this week

Battlefield 3's End Game downloadable content is almost here! Battlefield 3 Premium members on the PlayStation 3 get the content first this week on March 5. Then Premium users on PC and Xbox 360 get it on March 12. Non-premiu...

Hamza CTZ Aziz




8:30 AM on 02.28.2013

Battlefield 3 players create 2.3B explosions per day

If you've ever played Battlefield 3, rest assured that EA has tracked everything you've done online and turned you into a statistic -- a pretty cool statistic at that. According to a report from VentureBeat, every day EA coll...

Brett Makedonski




8:30 PM on 02.15.2013

A closer look at the maps in Battlefield 3: End Game

Building on what we recently saw of the End Game expansion for Battlefield 3, DICE has another batch of screenshots, this time focusing on the four new maps. "Size-wise, they are comparable to Caspian Border and Operation Fi...

Jordan Devore




9:30 PM on 02.08.2013

Three whole Battlefield 3: End Game screenshots

With the latest Battlefield 3 expansion pack dropping next month, DICE has a few screenshots to tide us over in the meantime. End Game, as you'll probably remember, is the one that introduces the Capture the Flag and Air Supe...

Jordan Devore




2:30 PM on 01.31.2013

Latest Battlefield 3 trailer shows off CTF in 'End Game'

The fifth and final expansion for Battlefield 3 will be End Game. How appropriately titled. EA was kind enough to give us a good look at what we're getting come March. The two big points for this trailer are Captur...

Brett Zeidler




6:45 PM on 01.30.2013

Battlefield 3 Premium hits 2.9 million subscriptions

In EA's third fiscal quarter financial reports, it was announced that Battlefield 3 Premium hit 2.9 million subscribers by December 31 of this past year (up from July's total of 1.3 million). For a rough estimate, just multip...

Brett Zeidler




6:30 PM on 12.20.2012

Battlefield 3: End Game has dirt bikes, capture the flag

A website for the fifth Battlefield 3 expansion pack, End Game, has surfaced. While there's not much to look at yet, DICE has been forthcoming with the highlights of this downloadable content: Four new maps designed for high...

Jordan Devore




3:00 PM on 11.27.2012

Battlefield 3's Aftermath DLC out for PS3 Premium members

The "Aftermath" expansion for Battlefield 3 is rolling out starting today, with subscribers to the Premium service getting it first on the PlayStation 3. Xbox 360 and PC players on the Premium service will get all this on De...

Hamza CTZ Aziz




10:30 AM on 10.18.2012

Battlefield 3: Aftermath trailer will rock your subwoofer

It's 8am, and I'm drinking my morning tea and going through my press releases and work mail like I do every morning when I find a message from EA pointing me to the premiere trailer for the fourth multiplayer expansion pack ...

Dale North




2:30 PM on 09.11.2012

Battlefield 3 Premium Edition out now in North America

With the new Armored Kill downloadable content available today for all Battlefield 3 Premium members, Electronic Arts and DICE are putting out a Battlefield 3 Premium Edition at retail for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. It'...

Jordan Devore




4:00 PM on 09.04.2012

Battlefield 3: Armored Kill out for Premium PS3 members

Of the three expansions for Battlefield 3, this impending one, Armored Kill, is finally the one to make me regret not sticking with the core game. Take a look at this launch trailer, which really drives the point home by pri...

Jordan Devore




10:05 AM on 08.14.2012

gamescom: Battlefield 3: Premium Edition announced

Electronic Arts just announced Battlefield 3: Premium Edition, which includes the base game and a full membership to Battlefield 3's Premium service. So that means it will include all of the downloadable expansions that have...

Hamza CTZ Aziz




10:00 AM on 08.03.2012

Preview: So many tanks in Battlefield 3: Armored Kill

Battlefield 3: Armored Kill is all about the vehicles and that's the way I like it. While I only went hands-on with a limited amount of the new content, I did find out what else we can expect. Really, all I wanted to know was just how the AC-130 Gunship will work. Short version: It sounds like the AC-130 will be glorious.

Hamza CTZ Aziz




9:30 PM on 08.02.2012

New BF3: Armored Kill screens show off Tank Superiority

So, I finally picked up Battlefield Premium yesterday, and I can't tell you how excited I am to play the new Tank Superiority mode that's coming with Battlefield 3: Armored Kill in September. So, in Tank Superiority ever...

Brett Zeidler




8:30 PM on 07.27.2012

First details of Battlefield 3's fourth expansion pack

Ahead of the release of Armored Kill in September, EA has already went ahead and trickled out some of the first details for the Aftermath expansion set to launch in December for Battlefield 3. Set in a post-earthquake Te...

Brett Zeidler




4:00 PM on 07.19.2012

Witness the largest map in Battlefield history

Battlefield 3: Armored Kill will be out this September and it will feature the biggest map ever seen in a Battlefield game, Bandar Desert. The trailer also shows off the snow-capped environment, Alborz Mountain. The new down...

Hamza CTZ Aziz




9:15 AM on 06.13.2012

Aussie console gamers overcharged for Battlefield Premium

Electronic Arts has done what Electronic Arts does best and caused an outrage after trying to make more money than it should. Australian users were furious to see Battlefield Premium listed for $49.99 AU across all platforms,...

Jim Sterling




8:30 PM on 06.09.2012

E3: Battlefield 3: Armored Kill epitomizes the franchise

Battlefield 3: Armored Kill is the third in a series of expansions for EA's military first-person shooter, following Back to Karkand and Close Quarters. Armored Kill has a strong focus on vehicles, introducing five new vehicl...

Patrick Hancock




3:49 PM on 06.04.2012

E3: EA confirm Battlefield 3 Premium subscription

EA have confirmed the existence of their new Battlefield 3 subscription service, entitled simply Battlefield Premium. Confirming the rumors from last month, Battlefield Premium will cost $49.99 and will get you access to fiv...

Alasdair Duncan




10:30 AM on 05.31.2012

EA confirms Battlefield Premium, claims you are excited

Looks like the rather hilarious rumors concerning Battlefield Premium are pretty much true. Although Electronic Arts wouldn't discuss the details, it did confirm that Battlefield Premium was indeed a thing, declaring that the...

Jim Sterling




3:15 PM on 05.30.2012

Rumor: Battlefield 3's 'Premium' service will cost $50

Rumors have been circulating over a reported Premium service for Battlefield 3, and it looks like it's a sure thing now, as this document was found over on NeoGAF. The premium package will run for $50, and will include all fi...

Hamza CTZ Aziz




6:00 PM on 05.14.2012

Rumor: EA looking to a 'premium service' to Battlefield 3

With Call of Duty Elite proving a successful endeavor for Activision, it's hardly surprising to learn that Electronic Arts may be looking to copy the scheme in its own shooter franchise. The latest rumblings asset that a subs...

Jim Sterling




5:30 PM on 05.11.2012

Battlefield 3 having first double XP event this weekend

Well, it was only a matter of time. DICE has announced today that they are putting on a Double XP Weekend in Battlefield 3 starting tonight. In fact, it's going to be Battlefield 3's first time. They grow up so fast. Just pla...

Brett Zeidler




12:00 PM on 05.11.2012

EA kills free Battlefield 3 servers, pushes paid ones

Electronic Arts has yanked a large number of official DICE and EA servers for Battlefield 3's multiplayer modes on PS3 and Xbox 360, leaving mostly privately rented servers in its place. For those wondering, EA's been leasing...

Jim Sterling




6:00 PM on 04.26.2012

A quick look at the new Battlefield 3 map and mode

Donya Fortress is the second new map to be shown off from the Close Quarters downloadable content pack for Battlefield 3 and is a small, vertical focused level designed for confined, frantic gameplay. Like Ziba Tower, you ca...

Hamza CTZ Aziz




12:00 PM on 03.18.2012

Battlefield 3 is a totally different game with NES sounds

What composers did with game music 20+ years ago is a lot different than what they do now. We're talking full-on symphonies, ambient noise, punctuated silences, and a concerted effort to use the audio to envelop players as t...

Tony Ponce




3:00 PM on 03.13.2012

Preview: Battlefield 3ís Close Quarters DLC

I’ve played about 20 minutes of Battlefield 3. I was with some friends and they handed me the controller during a multiplayer match. We were playing on a TV from the early 90’s that would occasionally, randomly,...

Steven Hansen




7:00 AM on 03.07.2012

GDC: Three new DLC packs coming to Battlefield 3 (Update)

[Update: Some new info has been added to each expansion pack, plus we've added a new image.] Last night, DICE revealed three new upcoming downloadable content packs coming to Battlefield 3. The first of the new packs is calle...

Hamza CTZ Aziz




1:00 AM on 02.18.2012

Possibly the best Battlefield 3 kill, part two

Remember the guy who performed that amazing rocket launcher kill after diving out of his jet? Well he's back with another amazing -- and lucky -- kill after diving out of his jet yet again. I literally screamed out loud "F*CK YOU!" from disbelief and anger at Stungravy's skills. Tops everything I've seen in BF3 [Reddit]

Hamza CTZ Aziz




1:45 PM on 02.06.2012

Battlefield 3 patch fixes voice chat, not much else

Good news for Battlefield 3 players; DICE has released the first in what looks to be a month-long series of updates. So far, update 1.03 has fixed voice chat issues that PS3 players have been dealing with since launch. W...

Jason Cabral




11:00 AM on 01.09.2012

EA using First Amendment to keep helicopters in BF3

Electronic Arts has filed a preemptive lawsuit against aircraft manufacturer Textron, hoping to invoke First Amendment laws and justify the use of real-life helicopters in Battlefield 3.  Three helicopters appear in the ...

Jim Sterling




7:00 PM on 12.20.2011

Battlefield 3's Physical Warfare Pack is available to all

Pre-order DLC for Battlefield 3 like that of the "Physical Warfare" pack caused mass outrage among fans and prompted a boycott of DICE's military shooter due to the fact that customers had to choose between either gettin...

Harry Monogenis




6:00 PM on 12.17.2011

Battlefield 3 TV spot by Freddie Wong & Corridor Digital

Freddie Wong and his crew make a lot of crazy special effects-laden videos as does the Corridor Digital team. Each have offered their own take on the Battlefield series, which apparently caught the eye of EA. Tasked with mak...

Tony Ponce




3:00 AM on 12.10.2011

Possibly the best Battlefield 3 kill you will ever see

Yeah, going to be really hard to top this. There's an extended version showing more of the battle so you know it's not faked. Also, that's some really damn great piloting skills. Bravo, RendeZook. Video game moment of the year nominee [Reddit]

Hamza CTZ Aziz




11:00 AM on 12.09.2011

Battlefield 3 patches only available via Origin

Gamers who wanted to patch Battlefield 3 using standalone files are in for a disappointment, with EA confirming that Origin will be the only way to update DICE's shooter.  EA recently served a sizable 3.6GB patch fo...

Jim Sterling




4:45 PM on 12.06.2011

Wake Island trailer headlines Back to Karkand PS3 launch

As previously reported, December 6 (that's today!) is when PlayStation 3 players can download "Back to Karkand" for Battlefield 3. Those playing on PC and Xbox 360 aren't getting this solid-looking expansion until December 1...

Jordan Devore




4:15 PM on 12.01.2011

'Back to Karkand' hits Battlefield 3 on PS3 December 6

PlayStation 3 gamers are getting the oft-talked-about "Back to Karkand" expansion for Battlefield 3 on December 6, a week before everyone else. As you've likely heard countless times before, this is a free download for early ...

Jordan Devore




11:00 PM on 11.28.2011

EA hopes Iran banning Battlefield 3 will fight piracy

Battlefield 3 is reportedly banned in Iran, which is hardly surprising because it is Iran. What is surprising, however, is that Electronic Arts thinks the suppression of its product may be a good thing, because it c...

Jim Sterling




8:00 AM on 11.24.2011

EA surrenders, gives Battlefield 3 PS3 users their 1943

After incurring Internet rage and a class action suit, Electronic Arts has finally given up and made good on its broken promise to give Battlefield 3 PS3 owners a free digital copy of Battlefield 1943. Every now and then, ang...

Jim Sterling




8:00 AM on 11.21.2011

EA sued over lack of Battlefield 1943 in Battlefield 3

Electronic Arts is being sued over its broken promise of extra content in the PS3 version of Battlefield 3. The publisher said that a digital copy of Battlefield 1943 would be included in the game but failed to deliver, inste...

Jim Sterling




6:00 PM on 11.20.2011

Latest Battlefield 3 PC update gets detailed

Battlefield 3 didn't have the smoothest launch ever, with problems such as online passes not working straight out of the box, PC users finding ways to play Battlefield 3 on PC without the use of EA's Origin ser...

Harry Monogenis




3:00 AM on 11.19.2011

Battlefield 3 DLC trailer Strikes at Karkand

A lot of Battlefield fans wet their pants at the news of the "Back to Karkand" DLC pack for BF3 which includes a selection of maps, vehicles and weapons from Battlefield 2. This newest trailer for the pack focuses entir...

Liam Fisher




5:00 PM on 11.14.2011

Battlefield 3's flashlight getting patched

Destructoid has learned that DICE plans on fixing the flashlight issue in Battlefield 3. Currently, the flashlight is as bright as the sun, even when out in the open in broad daylight. The patch will address this issue by mak...

Hamza CTZ Aziz




8:00 PM on 11.07.2011

Battlefield 3 may turn you into an animal murderer

In case you've somehow forgotten how mind bogglingly odd PETA are, they've been kind enough to jump up and down, shouting nonsense in hopes that you'll pay attention to them again. Continuing their confused crusade on behalf ...

Fraser Brown








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